In this episode you’ll learn about why I quit CrossFit, plus…
- When you should consider taking time off.
- How to test if you’re overtrained.
- What supplements to take if you are overtrained.
- And much, much more.
After some long hard thought, I’ve decided to take some time away from CrossFit.
What does this mean…
Well, I’m actually at the CrossFit gym right now, but I won’t be training anytime soon. Or at least until my parasympathetic nervous system starts working like it should be.
I’m hope that it doesn’t take too long because I’m feeling like I’m losing my strength and endurance on a daily basis. But I know that in the long run it will be a good thing.
If you think about it, most athletes have an off season. I can tell you that I haven’t ever taken an off season, never. The most time off that I have ever taken is 1 week of inactivity after any race that was a marathon distance or longer.
So, for now I’m focusing on yoga, Melt, ice baths, and taking all the right supplements. And sleep, but I’ve always gotten lots of sleep. Maybe that’s why I’ve been able to survive for so long.
Anyway, if you are training hard for anything I highly recommend that you start taking your HRV, and monitoring your sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems.
Resources and links mentioned in this podcast (my overtraining recovery stack)
Vitamin C – 4-5g a day
TianChi – One pack first thing in the morning
Vitamin D – 7500iu’s a day
ThorneFX AM/PM Multi Vitamin – I take 3 pills in the AM, and 3 in the PM
Inner Peace Chinese Herbs – I take 2-3 pills in the evening on an empty stomach
Acupuncture – 1-2 times a week
Ice Baths – I forgot to mention this one on the podcast. I’ve found that ice baths jack up my parasympathetic nervous system power 3,000 to 6,000 points for about 30-60 mins after a bath. I’ve been taking the ice baths 3-5 times a week.
Ben Greenfield article – What to do when you’re overtrained
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